The public is invited to view the holiday model railroad display, built by Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101, on display in room 201 at Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
The display is available for viewing noon-4 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 29 and 30 and Jan. 5 and 6, 2019, or 6-9 p.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, 2019.
For more information, contact Richard Lobach at 610-965-2598 or Michael Busch at 610-440-1875.
Borough hall will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday.
I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!
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St Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville, 8142 Valley View Road, will hold a special service of support 7 p.m. Dec. 21.
The public is invited to this event, titled “Blue Christmas: A Service of Remembrance and Hope.”
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those of us who are grieving the loss of loved ones, the ending of relationships or struggling with isolation. It can be a particularly lonely time, creating waves of depression and hopelessness.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2019, in the church’s social hall, 1434 Newport Ave. If Northampton schools are delayed or closed due to snow, the meeting will be Jan. 21, 2019.
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Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, is having a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. There will be a buffet-style dinner with music starting 7 p.m.
Free beer, soda, signature fountain drinks, hot coffee and tea will be available until 12:30 a.m. Music by DH Productions will be playing all night.
There will also be a Champagne toast at midnight and more.
The event is open to the public.
Contact Kathy or Rich at 610-746-4847 for pricing and more information.
Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a 50-percent-off sale on all Christmas items through Dec. 22.
Donations of used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Proceeds from the shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be having its holiday services Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
• Christmas items sale (50 percent off), during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Dec. 22.
• Veterans outreach program (organized by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. A representative from the American Legion will continue to be in McNeill’s office on the third Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Information and to schedule an appointment: 610-266-1273
Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., is hosting a breakfast with Santa Dec. 15.
Doors open 9 a.m.
The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, pancakes and beverages.
There is a cost.
For tickets or more information, call 610-262-5956.
The holiday model railroad display will be exhibited in room 201 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
Today, we are continuing our rail journey through our cement district. Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer, authors of “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District,” are our conductors.
The first stop is the Penn Dixie in Bath and Nazareth. The Penn Dixie was organized in 1926 with the merger of Pennsylvania and Penn Allen cement companies. The new plants were named Plant Nos. 4, 5 and 6. The company closed in 1979, with some buildings presently used by Lehigh Heidelberg Cement.
Your last chance to experience the Festival of Trees will be 4-9 p.m. Dec. 15 in the red barn above the north parking lot at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.
Come out and see a live nativity, Christmas videos, Christmas trees, refreshments and more.
All proceeds benefit Bethany Wesleyan Church missions.
For more information, visit bethanywes.org.